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John Florez: Utah's prison relocation is like a Christmas fruitcake

The idea of prison relocation is like Christmas fruitcake: no one really wants it, but it keeps making the rounds

John Florez: Public education needs transformation

If we don’t know what kind of work our student children will be doing in the future, why do business folks and politicians keep making incremental changes to education when the world is... Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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Michael Gerson: The arrogance of liberal elites

Politics, in this view, is the grubby business of winning in order to put the proper technocrats in charge of large, complex systems. This assumes that academic and bureaucratic elites know how to... Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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A. Scott Anderson: Time for tax increase for education

Utah leads the nation in a number of economic measures and quality of life. But the one area where we don’t excel, where we struggle, is the one that matters the most — the education of... Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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My view: Sen. Hatch holds the key to tax reform

As the incoming chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Orrin Hatch is in a position to do what has evaded Congress for nearly 30 years: finally reforming the U.S. tax code. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: Statistical Abstract is costly, but provides wealth of helpful stats

As regular readers of this column know, I've been a fanatical booster of the Statistical Abstract of the United States, which has collected the most complete and compact set of statistics about... Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Value of Utah prison can't be compared to value of the land

A lot of people view prisons like sewage plants, necessary for handling an unpleasant task but best kept out of sight. And yet they are among the most important facilities a government can build... Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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My view: Sen. Hatch’s role in Medicare and small pharmacies

The Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit is truly a revolutionary government program. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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My view: Poor logic for increasing speed limit

UDOT spokesman John Gleason said, "the speed limit is based on national standards that say it should be reflective of what 85 percent of the motorists are already driving." Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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George F. Will: Overcriminalization — National plague that characterizes America

The scandal of mass incarceration is partly produced by the frivolity of the political class, which uses the multiplication of criminal offenses as a form of moral exhibitionism. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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Dan Liljenquist: Sony hack reminds us to prepare for cyber warfare

Sony Pictures Entertainment was crippled by a sophisticated cyber attack, with most evidence pointing to North Korea and its notorious Unit 121 cyber-weapons division as the culprit. We must... Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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My view: Human rights declarations by Cyrus

While much of the world remains darkened by tyranny, Cyrus’ vision lives on through Human Rights Day, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the hopes and aspirations of billions. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Jay Evensen: 70 mph on the freeway will change absolutely nothing

Don't believe the doomsayers. A higher speed limit on I-15 will not result in a bloodbath. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Richard Davis: SB54-opposing Republicans wrong to oppose open electoral system

The Republican Party is suing the state to overturn SB54, which it helped pass to compromise the Count My Vote initiative and the caucus/convention system. Republicans are wrong to oppose Utahns... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Kathleen Parker: A conservative feminist is not an oxymoron

Can a woman be both feminist and conservative? Why, yes! But the question deserves a more serious answer so women can stop fussing over labels and litmus tests to determine whether a woman who... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: The happiness curve — If you're glum, just wait

We all want to be happy, don't we? Well, if you're dissatisfied or downright miserable, cheer up. There's apparently a cure for you. Just sit and wait; the very anticipation of its arrival might... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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My view: Lawsuit against SB54 constitutional

The legal challenge recently filed by the Utah Republican Party seeks constitutional clarity on a very important issue: Can the state tell a political party who its candidates are, or should it... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Sublime spiritual principle: Christian origins of ethics of equality

Just how this sublime spiritual principle can be soundly applied to our mortal existence, where natural and social inequalities continue to intermingle profoundly, as they always have, remains a... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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My view: Vaccines cure many Utah diseases

Influenza (the flu) is starting to appear and kills over 30,000 in the U.S. every year. Vaccination can prevent or lessen the severity of this disease. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Michael Gerson: Release of the Feinstein report: An act of exceptional recklessness

With the apparently imminent release of the Feinstein report on CIA interrogations of high-value terrorists a decade ago, let's consider the situation of intelligence personnel who have been involved. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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Robert Bennett: Dependent on high oil prices, Russia is now in trouble

Falling oil prices are putting a economic squeeze on Russia, while the drop brings prosperity in America, leaving consumers with more money to spend on other things. Putin is now paying a steep... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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John Hoffmire: We must work together to fight neglected diseases

National Edition

Imagine you are in a business course and are given the following scenario: Your marketing department has found an opportunity for your business. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz: Oversight must go beyond outrage

The Oversight Committee’s mission is to report to hard-working taxpayers to ensure their investment in government is spent effectively, efficiently and transparently. Read more »

Dec. 7, 2014

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Lane Beattie: Healthy Utah has business support

As the voice of business in Utah, we ask Utah’s Legislature to consider and support this flexible, innovative, Utah-specific solution (Healthy Utah plan) that keeps taxpayer dollars in Utah. Read more »

Dec. 7, 2014

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Drew Clark: Is Utah friendly to disruptive innovation? Zenefits poses a test

"Utah proudly touts itself as a great place for tech businesses, and Gov. Herbert is working hard to attract tech companies to 'Silicon Slopes,’ ” said the benefits company Zenefits,... Read more »

Dec. 7, 2014

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